City Council

Akai Gurley, man shot to death inside the stairwell of a Brooklyn housing complex by a rookie police officer. (credit: Exploretalent.com)

City Council Looks Into Lighting And Safety In Wake Of Akai Gurley Death

Exterior and interior lighting issues are expected to come up at the City Council hearing Tuesday morning.

12/16/2014

Eric Garner (credit: CBS2)

NYC Council Takes Steps To Monitor Police Conduct In Wake Of Eric Garner Case

The New York City Council will formally direct the NYPD inspector general to investigate how the agency tracks, monitors and addresses abusive police conduct.

12/10/2014

Opponents of carriage horses in New York City rally on the steps of City Hall on Dec. 8, 2014. (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

Dueling Rallies Held As City Council Considers Ban On Horse-Drawn Carriages

The New York City Council is considering bill Monday that would ban horse-drawn carriage rides in the city. Supporters and opponents, meanwhile, were staging rallies on the steps of City Hall.

12/08/2014

A carriage horse trots near Central Park on April 21, 2014. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bill To Ban NYC Horse-Drawn Carriages Heading To City Council

Long-delayed legislation to ban horse carriages in New York City is finally going to be introduced at the City Council next week.

12/01/2014

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City Council Considers Proposal To Put 10-Cent Tax On Disposable Bags

It’s estimated the average person uses 600 plastic bags every year.

11/19/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio signs measure that reduces the citywide speed limit from 30 miles per hour to 25. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Mayor De Blasio Signs Measure Reducing City Speed Limit From 30 MPH To 25

The City Council passed the measure earlier this month as part of the mayor’s “Vision Zero” plan to reduce traffic deaths.

10/27/2014

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City Council Backs Bill Requiring Warning Signs About Assaulting Taxi Drivers

Taxi drivers’ advocates on Wednesday lauded the City Council for passing a bill requiring stickers in cabs warning of the penalties for assaults on drivers.

10/22/2014

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City Lawmakers Push For More Diversity In Public Schools

City Councilman Brad Lander is on board with leaders and activists supporting proposed laws to eliminate what he described as a segregated school system.

10/22/2014

A screen grab of a video of a horse being chased by police in Manhattan. (credit: NYCLASS Ban Horse Carriages/YouTube)

Video Shows Police Cruisers Chasing Carriage Horse Through Manhattan

The video shows a carriage horse that got away from its handler and bolted up 11th Avenue with police in pursuit, the animal advocacy group NYCLASS said.

10/20/2014

Cecily McMillan speaks to reporters on Rikers Island on July 2, 2014. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Occupy Wall Street Activist Cecily McMillan Acquitted Of Obstructing Police

After being convicted of assaulting a police officer, an Occupy Wall Street protester who became a rallying point for activists was cleared Friday of charges stemming from another confrontation with police.

10/11/2014

FILE -- Cleopatra's Needle, an ancient Egyptian obelisk of Pharaoh Thutmose III, stands in Central Park. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

2 City Council Members Introduce Bill To Ban Cars In Central Park

A new bill being introduced before the City Council would ban all automobiles from the roads inside Central Park.

10/08/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC Jails Boss Faces Tough Questions About Treatment Of Juvenile Inmates On Rikers Island

In the wake of a scathing federal review of New York City jails, city lawmakers grilled the city’s correction commissioner Wednesday about the treatment of juvenile inmates on Rikers Island.

10/08/2014

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Environmental Advocates Rally As City Council Considers Fee On Disposable Bags

The groups are urging New Yorkers to go without using paper or plastic bags from now through Sept. 21.

09/16/2014

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City Council Considering Online Petition System For New York City

Councilman James Vacca of the Bronx believes such a system would help get more people involved with the issues facing the city.

09/12/2014

City Council Chair of Consumer Affairs Rafael Espinal Jr. announces he does not support a ban on horse-drawn carriages on Sept. 10. 2014 (Credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

City Councilman Espinal Announces Support for Horse-Drawn Carriage Industry; Ban Supporters Protest

City Council Chair of Consumer Affairs Rafael Espinal Jr. said on Wednesday he does not support a ban on horse-drawn carriages in New York City.

09/10/2014

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